• “Is this what WCW was like?” – Frustrated AEW Wrestler To Konnan
During a recent episode of his podcast, Old School WCW Veteran Konnan discussed his last visit to an AEW event.
Konnan revealed that a lot of wrestlers were unhappy about their booking and Tony Khan signing a lot of former WWE wrestlers.
Below is what Konnan said:
“I’ve said this a million times. I have no qualms about saying it again. I like Tony Khan. I love talking to Tony because he likes all the same things I do, football, college basketball, not a lot of people like college basketball, he does, college football, you know, wrestling.
We like the same movies, comedies, he’s got a really good sense of humor. I try not to talk too much to him about his business and I don’t want him to think that I’m trying to angle for a job.
But I can tell you this, bro. The last few times I’ve been to, I remember one day, and I won’t even say who the wrestler was, a very good friend of mine, I was backstage in AEW. This was probably a year ago and there were a lot of WWE guys coming in, a lot of new people coming in, and it was the first time the originals were being shoved to the side.
Because you can imagine how people like Sonny Kiss and Joey Janela and all these other guys that were there at the beginning and you don’t really see much of them anymore are feeling when all these other people are coming in. But that was going to happen. When you get bigger fish, you’re going to use them.
He asked me, ‘Is this what WCW was like?’ I go, ‘This is exactly how WCW started to get’, and he was like, ‘Oh (bleep)’.”
Then the last time I was there, bro, you have no idea how many people came up to me and they were pissed about the booking. They weren’t happy how they were being used. They were very, very vocal about it.
It’s kind of funny because our boy, I don’t think he gives (bleep), in front of everybody in catering, he came up and he was like, ‘Yeah, thank god Konnan is here. Maybe they’ll use somebody that knows how to book logically.’ I was like, ‘Bro, ixnay that. I’m not here looking for a job.’ So yeah, people are starting to talk.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 24, 1991) – WCW PRO Wrestling
On this day in 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
P.N. News vs. Doug Button
Tom Zenk vs. Bob Cook
Dustin Rhodes vs. Porkchop Cash
Ron Simmons vs. Arn Anderson
The Patriots vs. Black Bart & Orin Jones